The Next Update for Microsoft Windows 10 Is to Improve Remote Work

Written by on 18-02-2021

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Back in January, Microsoft announced the latest visual update, codenamed ‘Sun Valley’, changing user interface experiences, such as the Start menu, File Explorer, and built-in apps. Usually, Microsoft delivers 2 major updates in a year, in the Spring and in the Fall, the next major update is Windows 10 version 21H1, Microsoft is going to break the tradition by delivering a different kind of Windows updates.

According to John Cable, the Microsoft head of Windows Servicing and Delivery said this update is going to improve certain features like security, remote access, and quality. The update will focus on the core experience that the user is looking for. The update includes:

  1. Default Windows Hello multicamera for the internal and external camera when present.
  2. Optimizing document opening scenario times improvement for Windows Defender Application Guard.
  3. Improving remote working support with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC).

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If you have an external Windows Hello camera, you will be able to get facial detection on a laptop that has Windows Hello camera software in it. For now, Windows does not support cameras like Logitech’s Brio yet on Microsoft Surface (Microsoft laptops), even though Microsoft Surface itself has a built-in Hello camera.

The other update for 21H1 is designed for IT administrators to improve remote work support, such as document open times for Microsoft antivirus software and configuration and management performance. On the 18th of February, Microsoft will be launching 21H1 beta tester and will be available somewhere around the first half-year.